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Arizona Senate Withholds Nearly 3,000 Emails, Texts Related To 2020 Election Audit

By Steve Goldstein, Mark Brodie
Published: Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 11:56am
Updated: Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 12:08pm

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Maricopa County ballots from the 2020 general election are examined and recounted by contractors
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Maricopa County ballots from the 2020 general election are examined and recounted by contractors hired by the Arizona senate at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix on May 13, 2021.

Under court order, the Arizona Senate has released a bundle of documents relating to the audit of the 2020 presidential election in Maricopa County.

Despite this data dump, the Republican-led senate argued in court Sept. 1 they need to keep private nearly 3,000 emails and text messages sent by state lawmakers and Cyber Ninja officials.

Julia Shumway has been covering the so-called audit for the Arizona Capitol Times.

The Show spoke with her to learn about this new development.

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